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    This is Carnival, but it's not Rio.Uruguay's Carnival dances to a different beat.These are the Llamadas, or calls, a conversation of drumsthat move to the ancestral beat of Candombe.Candombe means "pertaining to blacks"in African Bantu language.

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    The music and dance tradition dates all the way backto African slaves sent to Uruguayin the 18th century from Congo, Angola, and Mozambique.[NON-ENGLISH SPEECH]There used to be three or four drums coming out, called[INAUDIBLE], to create a big group of drums.They would play in front of a house, on a street corner,and then they go through the streets of Montevideo.

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    Candombe won distinction as UNESCO Cultural Heritageof Humanity last year.Once the practice of slaves, it'snow the country's folklore tradition.And it's being taken up by an array of different musicians,like [INAUDIBLE], this ...

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